Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” Closed Day One With Over 900 Pop Radio Plays, Over 200 Hot AC Spins

“You Need To Calm Down” received ample first-day support at radio.

Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down Cover Art
Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down Cover Art | Republic Records / StokedPR

No, it did not receive quite as much opening day airplay as previous single “ME!”

Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” nonetheless still had a big opening day at radio.

According to Mediabase, the song had received 901 pop plays by the end of Friday. It had meanwhile amassed 201 spins at the hot adult contemporary format.

The counts respectively position “You Need To Calm Down” at #40 and #45 on the building/real-time pop and Hot AC radio charts. Those charts rank songs based on airplay for the first six days of the June 9-15 tracking period.

“You Need To Calm Down” also had big opening days on US iTunes and Spotify, earning #1 on both charts.

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